Friday, February 5, 2016


As I once again comment on how it's been 6 months since I last posted anything...We'll ignore the pleasantries and simply move on with the content shall we?

As a Senior here at Lindenwood University, coming ever closer to graduating and moving on with life, and in an effort to let myself take some current events in stride, I've chosen to write this blog post on synchronicity. (Ironic since I'm a synchronized swimmer don't you think?)

A synchronicity for some is that moment in time when we suddenly and briefly connect to the path we currently walk in life. In the image above, Carl Jung is a swiss psychologist who proposed the idea that "when multiple, meaningful occurrences happen, it is not coincidence but a type of psychological and spiritual experience intended to guide your soul force into motion." It sounds very "hippie" or "crazy" but honestly, it makes sense. Life tends to push us in a general direction, although we don't always know what direction it is. It is up to us a human beings to make the decisions that shape our lives.

Synchronicity's are responsible for bringing people and events into our lives seemingly at just the right time. I guess you could call this "coincidence" but many do not believe in such a thing. Coincidences are only there in hind sight. Carl Jung believed that we are responsible for our own synchronicity. It's been said by many that our thoughts combined with physical action cause things to happen directly related to them.

But honestly, if you think something, it tends to happen...or you just worry about it happening and then something else happens because you were so focused on this other event. Life is an ongoing lesson, and not all synchronicity or coincidences are going to lead you where you consciously want to be. However, simply because you didn't THINK it was the path you's where you need to be.

Not all synchronicities are going to lead to a change that will transform your life. Often they are just a guide or like a warning bell to keep you on the right path and stop you from wandering into the abyss through a lack of focus. However, some are...and some you don't exactly enjoy the cause of your change in direction.

The bottom line here is, keep an eye out on a daily basis for even the tiniest of "coincidences" and know that what may seem insignificant at first glance could be a wonderful opportunity just waiting for you to take action. It could be the synchronicity that leads you to the place you’ve always wanted to be. So maybe dreams really do come true.

Even look out for the ones you don't want. The things that happen in life that seem dreadful, and awful...sometimes it's just time to change directions. It almost seems like the universe has decided that you've waited long enough to do it yourself, and has stepped in to smack you in the face and tell you to get off your couch and do something about it.

It kinda looks like I just wrote a paper...but that's what blogs are for right? Information? Emotion? Personal writing outlets for when you're frustrated and need to vent to the internet where your words will be saved forever in a cloud of internet bytes? 

Alright...well. I have a feeling I'll be doing more blog posts from here on. I've found writing helps sometimes. Here's to Senior Year.